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On the 12th day of Christmas, the music gods gave to me…. the opportunity to photograph Florence Welch!

15 Dec

OK, here’s the first set of photos from Live 105’s Not So Silent Night. I had to go with Florence.  She’s in my top 5 favorite artists and her performance was absolutely magical.

Her dress flowed with her grace on stage.

The harp!  One of my favorite instruments.  Maybe I’ll add learning how to play to my bucket list 🙂

One of my favorites with the light shining through her dress.

Another of my favorites.

You’ve seen this in my sneak peak previous post 🙂

Honestly, I can’t say it enough… if you haven’t seen her live, you must go.  I was so fortunate to be able to be shooting this show and I hope I will get another opportunity to do so in the future.  I shot all of these on my Canon 60D with an L series lens (1.4f 35mm).

Music to my ears

4 Aug

Yesterday just so happened to be my lucky day…

A few weeks ago one of my favorite Euro bands (in case you haven’t noticed a trend here in my music taste), the Kooks, came to Slims to play a show and I sadly had to miss it.  My good friend, Shannon, got to go and told me how amazing it was and I was oh so bummed that I didn’t get to catch the sneak peek of their new album, Junk of the Heart (to be release Sept. 9th).  I’d seen them play in 2008 (at my first ever as an employee for CBS radio) Live105‘s BFD which showcased their new album at the time, Konk, and also first album, Inside In/Inside Out.  Both incredible albums.  They always seem to write relate-able lyrics but leave you smiling.  Not to mention great instrumental harmonies.

As I prepared to step out yesterday to grab a bite to eat, my friends and I ran into a station employee bringing in a mic stand.  This is always a good sign.  We asked who was coming in and when he said the Kooks, I could have not been any more excited.  This was the best news I could have received about one of our lunch time serenades.  This one was special because Live105 picked some of the Kook’s biggest fans to come in and get to see the private acoustic set!  The fans could ask questions, take photos, and have such a special experience for their memories.  The Kooks were very nice to everyone and answered any and all questions asked.  They continued on to play a few songs off the new album (Junk of the Heart) and “Ooh La” from Inside In/Inside Out.  Here are a few photos:

Here are a few videos from their youtube so you can listen to some of my favorites:

Above is the newest single “Junk of the Heart.”

Above is an acoustic version of “See the Sun” that I really enjoy.

And of course… I LOVE “Sway,” my personal favorite if I had to pick.

It was an experience that I’ll keep in my Rolodex of great memories from my musical brain.  Now I can say I’ve seen them live with a full band and also acoustic.  Both well worth any money you could spend on a ticket to go see them!  They will be back at the Fillmore in November.  I know I will be there and if you’d like to come dance, you can buy tickets here. : )